Cost of living and accommodation

Cost of living and meals

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences does not charge any tuition fees. However, students are required to cover their living expenses (accommodation, meals, free time and social activities). Students must also pay for their textbooks and other study materials as well as travel between their accommodation and faculty.

Students who have a student card are rendered discounts at the National Railways (VR), the Bus Transportation Company (Matkahuolto) and in some restaurants, department stores and smaller shops.

Each school has a restaurant nearby where lunch is served to students at subsidized student prices.

More information concerning the international comparison of prices and costs of living expenses is available at Statistics Finland: International Price Comparison.



Seinäjoki has an abundance of student housing around the city. The Marttilan Kortteeri organisation, owned by the City of Seinäjoki, offers housing services to students in Seinäjoki and also assists international students with their housing arrangements. Housing services include a utility room, saunas and other places to gather.

Each apartment has a broadband Internet connection. Students must apply for accommodation with an online application form, which can be found on the Marttilan Kortteeri website. Local real estate agents also offers flats to let.


Students may live in the dormitory in the vicinity of the school or in the Palonkortteeri student dormitory in the centre of Ilmajoki. The dormitories in the immediate vicinity of the school have three double-occupancy rooms, a common lounge and shared shower and toilets. The students have access to the Sodexo student restaurant, self-service laundry, a gym, a sports hall and saunas. Applications for the dorms are available on Seinäjoki UAS's website (in Finnish) or at the Students Affairs Office in the school. For more information, contact Seppo Kukkonen at +358 (0)40 680 7160 evenings 6 - 10 pm.

Palonkortteeri has rooms for students and youth: dormitory-type rooms, single-occupancy rooms and family apartments. Information on accommodation in Palonkortteeri is also available on Seinäjoki UAS's website (in Finnish), at the Students Affairs Office in the school or at the superintendent's office in Ilmajoki. For applications and additional information, contact the Municipality of Ilmajoki/Nelli Hemminki, P.O. Box 23, 60800 Ilmajoki. Tel: +358 (0)6 419 1260, GSM: +358 (0)44 419 1260.